Monday, May 18, 2009

Flowing Tears

I think something is seriously wrong with me. I mean, I am a crier in life. I am. If you, a total stranger, write about your mother or dog or hedgehog passing away, I will sit here at my desk and cry. Those humane society commercials with the dogs and cats....I'm a puddle. And I've seen the same commercial a zillion times- still makes me cry. I cry at every wedding, even if I am only there as an "and guest" and don't actually know the couple. If you call me to tell me that you are pregnant, I will cry every single time. Without exception. A birth story? Tears. Good things, bad things, stressful things....tears are my relief I guess. And I'm fine with that. Sometimes if I get in a funk, I will purposefully watch something teary to make myself cry. For me, it's cathartic. Oh and minus the wedding setting, it's usually private. Five minutes in my car or bedroom. It's not like I walk about town sobbing in front of strangers. I am actually a fairly jovial person. I think it's because I know that sometimes I need to let the sadness or stress out via tears so that I have room for all the joyful emotions in life. Or that's how I reason it to myself anyway.

So with that being said, I think I have taken a wrong turn into the land of Tearville. I am not near my period, so it's not that. Last week brought a big dump truck of new and unexpected stress to my life. So it could be that. But golly, I am just a bubbling idiot lately. Good things and bad things alike.

Did anyone else watch Oprah today? I only saw the second half but when Cherise came on to sing "Note To God" ..... OMG I was a puddle. A puddle!! Sobbing. The dog was just staring at me. Who could blame her? Her moma has officially lost it. I really need to get this recent surge in eye moisture under control. It's obnoxious and makes me stuffy and I have enough issues with allergies to add a stuffy nose to the mix. Ugh! The song was seriously beautiful though. That mixed with her personal story. Don't listen/watch if you are not prepared to full on sob.

8 comments:

Princess Freckles said...

I'm a crier too. I feel ya!

redheadedjournal said...

Have you seen the Earth movie made by Disney? I saw it over the weekend and parts of it were just so sad!

Mom x 2 said...

The extra stress you mentioned could be it. I'm sorry you're feeling blue. If it makes you feel any better, I'm right there with you - I'm a crier. Last night my son wanted to watch E.T. and so we watched it. I haven't seen that movie since I was 9yo and I swear, I bawled my head off at the end. My 6yo son was looking at me like I had 3 heads.

Prep-E Girl said...

If it's any consolation - I almost always cry at the end of "Cold Case". I don't know why - but, there's something about the end of those shows that get me going every time!

-E

Pink Martini said...

I am a serial crier at the ending of "You've Got Mail." The emotional combo of Over The Rainbow playing and Tom Hanks carefully wiping the tear from Meg Ryan when he says, "Don't cry Shop Girl" reduces me to the ugly cry where my face is not even recognizable. An emotional release is good for our health once in a while. :) I also cry with any movie with Ron Howard as a little boy because he reminds me of my son when he was that age and I miss that soooo much. I can't even watch reruns of the Andy Griffith show. That should make you laugh! :)

Lola Cupcake said...

I saw it and cried my eyes out!!!

Maureen said...

I didn't see Oprah, but I found myself nodding at the monitor when you wrote that you force yourself to cry to just get it out.

Love that...

Lexie said...

That is so funny you are like that b/c I am exactly the same way! Sometimes it can be annoying when other people are around though. I was just thinking that I have been extra sensitive lately b/c the waterworks have been turning on a little more....think it's just that time.

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